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Lake Pontchartrain storm surge barrier could worsen flooding in St. Bernard and Mississippi

By Della Hasselle The Lens A flood barrier across the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain — a 50-year-old idea to protect New Orleans and communities along

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Mayor’s race upended by S&WB privatization threat

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Sixteen years ago, the City of New Orleans was awash in controversy over the effort to “privatize” the Sewerage and

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Ben Carson, HUD Secty., visits former N.O. housing developments
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Brain surgeon-turned-Trump administration head of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson, toured two of New Orleans’ revamped housing project developments last Tuesday, along with ...
Members of the Sophomore Class of St. Mary's Academy in 1937.
St. Mary’s Academy celebrates 150 years
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer In a city that cherishes its history, St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans East continues to cement its place in the Crescent City by celebrating its 150th ...
N.O. East has seldom flooded since Katrina
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In the 1960s and later, developers built man-made lakes or retention ponds in residential communities in New Orleans East, which had been reclaimed from cypress swamps. Aside ...
St. James residents oppose proposed pipeline
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer On August 1, representatives from Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) met with community members and environmental advocates in St. James Parish for a Bayou Bridge Pipeline project information ...
Principals file paperwork to convert Ben Franklin, Bethune elementary schools to charters
By Marta Jewson The Lens Two elementary school principals involved in a failed bid this spring to convert New Orleans’ remaining traditional schools to charters have filed paperwork saying they want to ...
Nayita Wilson, author of PR That PRopels: A Strategic Guide for Winning Public Strategies, at a recent book signing.
PR strategist and Louisiana Weekly contributor pens new book
Nayita Wilson, public relations strategist and long-term contributing writer for The Louisiana Weekly, has authored and released a new book, PR That PRopels, which is geared towards empowering visionaries, entrepreneurs, ...
S&WB drowns residents in lies following August flood
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Robin Grisaffe and a friend were caught on the I-10 bridge in creeping traffic and increasing rain as the waters rose around the city. “Traffic was ...
Homes in Eastern New Orleans
New Orleans East responds to demographic pushes and pulls
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Since development took off in New Orleans East more than 50 years ago, the area’s racial and ethnic mix has shifted, influenced by national policies—especially as they ...

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